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Display Name: LonelyYodeller
Member Since: 5/4/07

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Add a scant pinch of baking soda to the milk or water you use for the grits and you won't have to stir it constantly. They'll be smooth and creamy with no lumps!


Recipe: Shrimp and Grits
3/23/11 06:28 AM

So, now you've answered the how. Next, please explain why.


How To Hang Plates Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
2/26/10 11:38 AM

I think a lot of you have just demonstrated how incredibly insecure and fearful you are.

I repeat my earlier point, this room is objectively unattractive. Read the comments: the positive reviews use words like "bold," and "brave" and are all heavily caveated. The color is really, really bad and the furniture is disturbingly matchy-matchy. The art is bland and institutional, even the much praised color-blocking clashes with the rest of the space (the "bold" color blocking is too casual for the formal mood of the dining table and the symetrical accessories.).

Man, there are a lot of cry-babies on this site. You people need to toughen up some. Vinniek99 posted pics in a public forum and reasonably should have anticipted commentary. To get all worked up and upset about the resulting commentary would be childish. Unbelievable, are you adults or are you all 9 y.o. and afraid of being teased or picked on by the school bully? My goodness garacious, you silly lambs.


Apartment Therapy - #28 - Vinnike99's Recreated Experience
10/24/07 10:45 AM

Come on people, I understand and respect that your instinct is to be nice, but at least be realistic about the space. You're all really stretching looking for the "good" here. Yes, there are individual elements that could be very nice in isolation (the color block wall, the dining set, even the dishes). The mauve/dusty rose paint color, however, is decidedly unattractive, as are the light fixture over the table and the over-stuffed sofa.

The biggest problems however are: a) the color, b) the valances/vertical blinds; and c) the matchy-matchy soulless decortaor "art." Change these features, and this room would be quite nice and cozy. Still not to my taste, but not nearly as controversial or eyebrow raising as it is in its current state. In fact, I think Vinnike99 has a nice sense of style. Somewhat more formal and classic than we typically see on Apt. Therapy, but by no means is it ghastly. It just could use some fine-tuning. (BTW, I bet Vinnike99 loves Candace Olsen's Divine Design -she likes/uses similar ideas)

No, I'm not being a snob or harsh. I'm trying to be objective. ScottB, Laura, Patrick et al need to sit down and grab their smelling salts. They clearly have a case of the vapors!


Apartment Therapy - #29 - Vinnike99's Recreated Experience
10/22/07 01:09 PM

Yeah, I like the color-blocked wall as well, just not in this room. It totally does not fit the style.


Apartment Therapy - #29 - Vinnike99's Recreated Experience
10/22/07 09:20 AM

I can't believe you posted this on Apt. Therapy. Really? This is an awful use of color: funeral home mauve in mass-quantities? furniture reminiscent of early 90's suburban hell? You're joking, right?


Apartment Therapy - #29 - Vinnike99's Recreated Experience
10/22/07 09:11 AM

I'm not sure what size rug, but you really need to move some furniture away from the walls. That room looks stiff and uncomfortable, and will continue to do so unless at least one of those (very nice looking) sofas gets shifted. You need to add some depth and perspective to the room. Right now it looks like you cleared the floor for a ho-down.


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: What Size Rug Should I Get?
9/7/07 11:21 AM

Oh, but how I love my Bantam. We have the long one, and though it was pricey, it is such a nice, clean looking davenport. Esp. in "sage" which adds to it's very mod vertical nature. It looks great w/ my vintage Danish Modern pieces. (I did have the legs stripped and stained a medium oak so as to work better w/ my rosewood end tables.)


Corona Sofa Series
8/6/07 02:14 PM

I know times are changing, and people are painfully relaxed about this stuff, but really: registries are FOR WEDDINGS ONLY. Registering for baby gifts is REALLY REALLY tacky. Definitely in poor taste and says an awful lot about the parents.


Good Questions: Baby Registry
5/4/07 07:52 AM